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3 do's and don'ts of the wealthy

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by the Cheap Chick

You don't have to win the lottery to behave like a wealthy person. Nor do you need to throw around money you don't have. In fact, following these success-building habits of the rich won't cost you a cent.

3 Do's:

1. Do eat less junk food and exercise more. Why? Both habits lead to good health and increased energy, which means more time to spend building your wealth and less time/money spent on illness.

FUN FACT: 70% of wealthy people do not eat 300 calories or more of junk food. And 76% exercise at least four days a week.

2. Do rise early to work before work. Successful people use the early morning hours to get a jump start on their day. Work out, read trade/business articles, research your next career move, and/or spend uninterrupted time on an important project.

CAVEAT: Don't squander early mornings on meaningless tasks, like answering emails. Save that for later in the day.

3. Do keep educating yourself. Learning shouldn't end in school. Wealthy people DO NOT spend time on Facebook. Instead, they use their time to educate themselves about their careers, their business, what the competition is doing, what future trends are in their industry, etc. Spend your downtime searching the web for educational opportunities, and not just for cute cat memes.

3 Don'ts:

1. Don't procrastinate. Make a list of your goals – daily, weekly, big picture dreams. Then break those goals down into action lists of "to-dos" to achieve these goals. Then, stick to the action items and get things done on time. Don't keep putting things off until tomorrow.

REMINDER: Procrastination can also cost you cash money. Late fees are a cold reality of being late.

2. Don't be a gossip or speak without thinking. Successful people keep their own council, and don't blurt out (or post on Facebook), every single thought they have. You'll appear more trustworthy – and thus, more promotable – if you do not gossip, rag on others, or shoot your mouth off.

3. Don't ignore lateral job offers. We all tend to focus on the next big paycheck, or the job with increased benefits. However, if a job offer comes along with less pay at the start, but room for personal growth, education, and advancement, consider it! Remember, with great risk comes great reward.

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